Tokyo, Jun 18: Amid the increasing tension between North Korea and United States, the communist nation may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, Japanese newspaper said Thursday, Jun 18.
Citing an analysis by Japanese Defense Ministry and intelligence gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites the newspaper said that the missile could be the a long-range Taepodong-2 with a range of up to 4,000 miles. And that it could be launched from country's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast.
The paper said that the launch could happen between July 4 and July 8. The missile would fly over Japan towards Hawaii. However, it would be able to hit the main islands as the islands lie a little farther than the range of the missile.